A brilliant TABLA virtuoso from Delhi Gharana young & Dynamic Yuva Ratna DEEPAK MEHTA (28.05.1982) does not belong to a family of musicians. Initially trained under his own God Gifted Talent spotted by his class teacher at the age of six. Since then his natural music birth started from percussion instrument “BONGO” followed by “CONGO” which in due course of time and that’s too without learning from anybody played in All India Radio, Doordarshan and accompanied with the music groups of Bhappi Lahari, Narinder Chanchal, Prem Bhatia & Party and many more and started earning fame and laurels by coverages in print and electronic medias including his story was covered and telecast at that time by the famous TV serial “SURABHI” in 1994.
Finally shifted to the more demanding discipline of Hindustani Classical Instrumental music “TABLA” on the landmark advice of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Sarod Legend on 28.03.1991.
Being the disciple of World renowned Gurus Late Ustad Chhamma Khan of Delhi Gharana followed by his son Padamshree Late Ustad Shafaat Ahmed Khan become the powerhouse performer of TABLA. His electrifying performance always captivate audience whether in the United State of America other countries or Motherland INDIA.
Outstanding features of Deepak’s own natural & innovative style of compact solo tabla playing with commendable awareness of rhythm as he does not play on the tabla, he lives it which keep the audience spellbound. It was no surprise that when at the age of 14 with his sheer virtuosity and timeless supply of rhythmic melody and creativities on tabla won the highest award meant for teenagers, the National “BAL SHREE” Award 1996 presented by the President of India Late Dr. Shank Dayal Sharma. His name has also been incorporated in the History Books of Tabla legends. Despite featuring/interviewing by Star Plus, Zee-News, Jain-TV,U-TV,E-TV, Total-TV, DD1,DD-Metro,Siti Cable, AIR, Newspapers & Magazines the recording of his autobiography at this young age by one of the production company i.e. Sweta Production is itself witnesses and proof of recognition of his art and talent.